Phuket and Phi Phi Islands
The largest island in Thailand
, Phuket draws about 6 million visitors a year to its scenic beaches and turquoise Andaman Sea waters. Linked to major Asian cities by its international airport, Phuket makes a convenient spot to start your Silversea adventure. Land a day or two early to shop in the old town markets, visit cultural and religious sites (like the Big Buddha), or hop a speedboat out to Phi Phi Islands, where you can snorkel through caves and laze on deserted sands. Then it’s time to board the sleek, 120-guest Silver Discoverer, settling into one of the ocean-view suites before joining your fellow travelers for a gourmet meal in the open-seating The Restaurant—and maybe a post-dinner drink in the Explorer Lounge, to the sounds of the onboard piano player.